Nossaman Adds Noted Healthcare Lawyer, Former Mazars Director, Melissa Borrelli to Sacramento Office

06.01.2021
Nossaman News Release

Sacramento, CA — We are pleased to announce that Melissa Borrelli has joined our Healthcare Group in the Sacramento office. She joins as a Partner.

Melissa previously served as Director, Health Care Consulting and Assistant General Counsel at Mazars USA – an independent member firm of Mazars Group, an international audit, tax and advisory organization with operations in over 90 countries. In this role, she provided comprehensive consulting services and solutions to payors, providers and others in the health, managed care and health insurance industry (commercial and government, including Medi-Cal and Medicare), including compliance and regulatory affairs, auditing/operational assessment, privacy and information security, enterprise risk management, corporate governance, contracts, process improvement and due diligence. Prior to her role at Mazars Group, Melissa was the Senior Attorney and Director of the Compliance Department at Western Health Advantage, and prior to that, served in the Knox-Keene health plan legal services and licensing divisions at the California Department of Managed Health Care.

“Melissa’s vast, high-level experience in the healthcare field across both the public and private sector allows her to provide an immediate positive impact for our clients,” said Tom Curtis, Chair of Nossaman’s Healthcare Group. “We are pleased she is joining the Firm.”

Nossaman provides the full spectrum of specialized legal services required by the healthcare sector. The Firm practices in the regulatory, transactional, legislative and litigation arenas and collaborates across legal disciplines to provide comprehensive, timely and efficient counsel to healthcare clients. The Firm’s preeminence in healthcare law began with the landmark efforts of the Firm's senior healthcare lawyers, including former partner and former California State Assemblyman John T. Knox, co-author of the Knox-Keene Health Care Service Plan Act of 1975 and the Moscone-Knox Professional Corporation Act.

Raja Sékaran, a Partner in the Healthcare Group in the San Francisco office, added that he is “excited Melissa is joining Nossaman. Her deep, nuanced knowledge of the healthcare landscape in California and nationally will be incredibly useful to our clients.”

Commenting on why she joined the Firm, Melissa said, "Nossaman's history and presence in the California market, robust healthcare group and talented lineup of attorneys are a great mix. I look forward to working with attorneys and policy advisors throughout the firm to add value for our healthcare clients."

Melissa has taught at numerous colleges and universities, where she has led law, graduate, undergraduate and paralegal certificate program courses. She is a Board Member of California Society for Healthcare Attorneys and the Women Lawyers of Sacramento, as well as a Member of the Bioethics Committee at Mercy General Hospital, Sacramento. She holds an LL.M in health law from Loyola University Chicago, School of Law, a J.D. from University of California, Davis King Hall School of Law and a B.S. from the University of California, Davis.

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